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This is an operculum, a sort of "door" that a snail uses to seal the aperture of its shell when it draws inside for protection.  Opercula are of two general types - horny ones made of a semi-flexible brown material, and shelly opercula, made of the same material as the shell itself. This is a shelly operculum from a turban (Turbo) shell.  This operculum looks like it might have come from Turbo torquatus. Did you find it in Australia?

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<a href="" target="_blank"><!-- m --><a class="postlink" href=""> ... 02202.html</a><!-- m --></a>  <span class="petit">--Last edited by Paul Monfils on 2008-04-21 07:22:04 --</span>
Hello everyone. I'm new to this shell hobby, so I don't have a clue of what this is, looks like a flat shell, have a look at :
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Thanks guys !
Thanks Paul !  Wink   <img src="images/smiley/biggrin.gif" alt="" border="0" />